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This is an Irish sept surname found in the spellings of MacCaffrey, MacCaffery and MacCafferky, and in the "Mc" short forms. It is claimed that the nameholders form part of the famous Clan MacGuires of Fermanagh, and an original measure of their importance being the original naming of the town of Ballymacaffry, in County Tyrone after them. The name is also widely found without the "Mac" prefix, most of these name holders being recorded in counties Meath and Cavan. The origin of the name is from the Gaelic "Mac Gafraidh" which translates as the "Son of Godfrey", and it is presumed that the first name holders were followers of the 6th century Saint Godfrey...

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kevincaffery McCaffrey

correction to above message/inquiry elizabeth soper caffery not elizabeth caffery soper. thank you


am attempting to determine amount of acres contained in homestead of ballymaccaffrey

kevincaffery McCaffrey

am attempting to confirm residency in ireland of john caffery born circa 1670 in fermanagh/westmeath/kilkenny ? and elizabeth caffery soper born circa 1672 in westmeath/killkenny ? they emigrated to Virginia before 1700 as their child charles caffery was born 1700 Isle of Wight Henrico County, VA. thank you for any help in this matter.


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